Virginia Nurse Aides (VA Board of Nursing)

Important Notes Regarding Skills Testing

Exam Update
The NNAAP skills were updated/changed effective with exams administered on or after July 1, 2018. Please click here for the new skills listing.

Exam Assistance Restrictions
You may not receive help from anyone during the Skills Evaluation, and the candidate and the client must speak to one another in English so that the evaluator can understand and correctly score the evaluation.

If either candidate gives help or receives help during the test, or the client and candidate are communicating in a language other than English, the test will be stopped.

Find test information and download handbooks/applications/forms from this page.

Pearson VUE certifies that it complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.). If you have a disability, you may request special arrangements for testing when you apply. All requests must be approved in advance by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Be sure to explain the specific type of help you need and enclose proof of the need (diagnosed disability) from your health care provider. Registered Nurse Evaluators administering the Skills Evaluation will be prepared to meet the needs of nurse aide candidates who have disabling conditions. For specific requirements on requesting accommodations for testing, please contact xthe Virginia Board of Nursing at (804) 367-4569 and request guidance document 90-22. This may also be downloaded from the Board of Nursing website at dhp.virginia.gov/nursing. Then select Guidance Document.

Vendor Change FAQs:

As Pearson VUE makes changes to our Nurse Aide business we recognize there are questions our various stakeholders may have about these changes. Please click on the links below to find information and contact details if you have questions.

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Last updated 2018-06-29